Kevin Taylor of Weed was “beyond nice,” said Judy Scouten when he helped her and her husband Howard by installing their cable-type tire traction devises on a 20 foot U-Haul truck that was pulling a trailer.
Judy and Howard were traveling from Bellevue, Wash., to Walnut Creek, driving the U-Haul and trailer loaded with Howard’s mom’s furniture.
The Scoutens made it through the storm over the Siskiyous on Wednesday and spent the night at Motel 6 in Weed.
Thursday morning, they said they learned that Caltrans was requiring chains on vehicles towing trailers on I-5 because of the snow storm Wednesday night. They bought cables for the U-Haul, but needed installation.
Taylor was shoveling snow from the sidewalk in front of The Weed Store on S. Weed Blvd. where he works. The Scoutens, who are retired and have physical limitations, stopped to ask for the location of a place that would help them install their cables.
Judy said she asked Taylor if he would try, and he said sure. “Wow,” she said. “He’s nice.”
Upbeat and cheerful, Taylor said it was his first time putting on cables. It was made more challenging because of the dual tires on the rear, he explained.
They learned they have something in common. Taylor was born in Walnut Creek, which is where the Scoutens live.